Ben Magana wins inaugural Dala Rapid Chess Tournament
CM Ben Magana proved once again that he was one of Kenya’s best players when he cruised to an easy win in the inaugural Dala Rapid Chess Tournament.
The event was held at the famous Scottish Tartan Hotel in Kisumu on 24th February 2019.
The event attracted 24 players who battled over six rounds. The time control was 25 minutes.
This event gave players a chance in the region to showcase their skills.
The name of the event ‘Dala‘ means home in the Luo language.
CM Ben Magana emerged the winner, scooping the 1st position with 6pts and going home cash price KES 5,000.
Young Lourdes and Jeff Onyango were in joint second with 5 points each. They equally shared KES 5,000.
Dismas Oketch, Ben Obera and Victor Sidera were joint 3rd with 4 points to share KES KES 1,000.
Scottish Tartan Hotel was once again supportive of chess by providing the venue for free.
Alusa Bonventure was the organiser of this event. It was his first event, and he now joins a small band of dedicated Kenyan organisers who help in the growth of Kenyan chess.